Wine review: Champagne Joseph Perrier Cuvee Royale Rose Brut, NV

11 07 2013

Rose Champagne

The rose wines of Champagne (also known as Pink Champagne) are produced either by leaving the clear juice of black grapes to macerate on its skins for a brief time (known as the saigneé method) or, more commonly, by adding a small amount of still Pinot noir red wine to the sparkling wine cuvee.

Champagne Joseph Perrier Cuvee Royale Brut Rose is the summer Champagne. Wine consists of two grape varieties; 25% Chardonnay and 75% Pinot noir. As amount of Chardonnay is so small, it also tells about the “quality” of wine. However, this rose wine was pleasant surprise.

THE LOOK

Orange/salmon rose, touched by light, an arresting sparkle. However, the amount of bubbles is modest which can clearly seen in the pictures.

BUT, take a notice of water like color when pouring the wine into the glass! No photoshopping, maybe it is due to sun shine.

Boat and ChampagneJP rose

THE NOSE

Scent of rasberries and blackberries, but really lightly. Not so usual champagne bouquet partly because of so slight odor

THE TASTE

Pleasant champagne taste with some orange and peach. Wine is really light because of lack of acidity and small amount of bubbles

Facts and figures:

Alcohol: 12,00 %
Extract : 30 g/l
Acidity: 6,7 g/l
Sugar: 10 g/l
Energy : 80 kcal/100 ml (330 kJ/100 ml)
Closure: natural cork

Grade is partly based on good company, sunny weather and strawberries which paired perfectly for this wine. Recommend to enjoy in the summer, other seasons might require a little bit more full bodied champagne. Excellent aperitif but also pairs with pasta, chicken, white meated fish and even with desserts although wine is dry (brut). Joseph Perrier Cuvee Royale Brut Rose, NV is not available at Finland Alko’s so you need to purchase it from tax free shops at the airport or ships cruising between Helsinki-Tallinn or Helsinki-Stockholm.

REVIEW: OVERALL GRADE 4/5 – BANG FOR THE BUCK +++ / +++

http://www.josephperrier.com/

Joseph Perrier rose








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